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This year's most anticipated game, 'Destiny 2,' is both brilliant and terrible

"Destiny 2" is one of this year's most-anticipated blockbuster games, and it's finally available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game launched on September 9, and millions of people are playing it already. I'm one of those millions,...Show More Summary

9 historic wins from the 2017 Emmy Awards

Sunday night's 69th annual Emmy Awards was chock-full of historic wins. Writers, directors, and actors from a wide range of different backgrounds made history at the Emmys Sunday. Even the streaming site Hulu made history, much to the...Show More Summary

The 9 biggest surprises at the 2017 Emmys

At Sunday night's Emmys, there were historic winners, and one shocking appearance from a former White House staffer. The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday...Show More Summary

Watch Stephen Colbert bring out Sean Spicer at the Emmys to defend the crowd size

During the 2017 Emmys, host Stephen Colbert brought out former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to defend the audience size. Join the conversation about this story »

Hulu had a breakout night at the Emmys with 'The Handmaid's Tale' — but HBO, Netflix, and NBC had more wins

HBO beat out all other networks in the final awards tally at the 2017 Emmy Awards, though streaming services Netflix and Hulu both came through with strong showings. HBO's "Big Little Lies" and Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" tied for the...Show More Summary

LIVE: All the winners at the 2017 Emmys

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are underway at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. HBO's "Westworld" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" got the most nominations, along with Netflix original shows. There are...Show More Summary

Here are the best looks from the 2017 Emmys red carpet

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are underway, and some of the biggest names in the television industry and entertainment world have made appearances on the red carpet. Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Biel and Tracee Ellis Ross were amongShow More Summary

A sloshed Lin-Manuel Miranda was so passionate about Hamilton that 'Drunk History' extended his segment

On season four of "Drunk History," the writer and star of the hit musical "Hamilton" had too much to drink (on purpose) and narrated Alexander Hamilton's story on camera. When Lin Manuel Miranda gets drunk, he has a lot to say about Alexander Hamilton. Show More Summary

Britney Spears reportedly spent nearly $30,000 on her dogs last year — and she's not the only celeb spending tons of cash

Britney Spears spends a boatload on her pups, and she's not the only one. Britney Spears' conservatorship's financial documents for 2016 surfaced recently, revealing that the star spent $29,852 on her dogs this past year, according to TMZ. Spending close to 30 grand on your dogs may seem excessive to the average dog owner. Show More Summary

Nintendo's huge new Mario game looks incredible and bizarre

Mario's been to a lot of weird places, and he's done a lot of strange things, but nothing compares to the surreal and bizarre world of "Super Mario Odyssey."  "Super Mario Odyssey" is the next major flagship game in the classic franchise,...Show More Summary

How 46-year-old WWE superstar Chris Jericho stays in amazing shape

WWE legend and lead singer of the heavy metal band Fozzy is on the road promoting his new book "No Is a Four Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling But Succeeded in Life." Jericho stopped by Business Insider and we asked him how, at 46-years-old, he stays in such incredible physical shape. Show More Summary

Here are all the reasons why Americans say they binge-watch TV shows

The rise of Netflix and Hulu is largely responsible for the spread of the term "binge-watch." For most, that means dedicating an entire day or at least an evening to sitting down and watching multiple episodes of a TV show at once. According...Show More Summary

Netflix satirizes itself with 'American Vandal,' a mockumentary about true-crime obsession and shows like 'Making a Murderer'

I didn't count how many times the word d--k is said in Netflix's new original series "American Vandal," but it's a lot. The documentary-style series  —  which debuts on Netflix Friday  —  satirizes the serious true crime documentaries...Show More Summary

Charlie in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' was supposed to be black, Roald Dahl's widow says

Felicity Dahl, the widow of English children's book author Roald Dahl, said in a recent BBC Radio interview that the protagonist of her late husband's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was originally supposed to be black. "His...Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin is producing another HBO show called 'Who Fears Death'

HBO has closed deals for "Who Fears Death", a drama series in development, which will be executive produced by "Game Of Thrones’" George R.R. Martin and former HBO President Michael Lombardo. "Who Fears Death", which will be written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, is based on the sci-fi fantasy novel by Nnedi Okorafo. Show More Summary

Nintendo just showcased a ton of new games coming to the Switch

Nintendo's riding high on a streak of successful creations, and the future looks similarly bright. The Japanese game maker's outrageously popular Nintendo Switch console is just weeks away from getting another huge blockbuster in "Super Mario Odyssey." But Nintendo's got more than Mario in the pipeline. Show More Summary

Alexis Bledel got her brutal, Emmy-winning role on 'The Handmaid's Tale' because of 'Gilmore Girls'

Alexis Bledel is known as Rory Gilmore, from the early 2000s teen dramedy "Gilmore Girls," which had a revival on Netflix last year. Following her reprisal of Rory, Bledel guest-starred on Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" in a chilling role and incredibly moving performance that won her a Creative Arts Emmy last weekend. Show More Summary

Watch 'South Park' parody Kendrick Lamar's No. 1 hit 'Humble' in its season premiere

The 21st season premiere of "South Park" on Wednesday night found the animated comedy parodying the Charlottesville white supremacist rally, digital home assistants, and, surprisingly, Kendrick Lamar's No. 1 Billboard hit "Humble." In...Show More Summary

These are the 17 actors who have won the most Emmys of all time

The Emmys are pretty much the Oscars for television. Winning an Emmy is the biggest award an actor can win for their work on the small screen. And when there's a show or a performance Emmy voters love, it often gets multiple nominations...Show More Summary

The audience for live sports on TV is getting old, and that's troubling for advertisers

Live sports are often seen as the last bastion of a reliable mass audience for advertisers. But that story is getting old. A new report on the state of sports media in the U.S. from the ad buying giant Magna Global shows that while live...Show More Summary

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